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I know that I need all the previous expansions to play the latest one. So since I want to buy the game and with all of the expansions at once, can I play all the expansions contents on the latest expansion?

Including the original features of world of Warcraft. In other words, can I play everything that is in the original:

  • World of Warcraft
  • Burning Crusade
  • Wrath of the Lich King
  • Cataclysm

In the mists of Pandaria?

Or do I have to reach the maximum level on the original, then play Burning Crusade to level up more and its content and once I'm finished there move on to next one, etc. I don't want to waste any money if I get the wrong thing.

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The "original" WoW ceased to exist ever since Cataclysm, even for those who didn't own the expansion. –  Nolonar Dec 2 '13 at 21:16
    
Sorry I meant that the contents that world of warcraft gives you without any of the expansions installed. I have edited it now so please answer the main thing in my question. –  user62943 Dec 2 '13 at 21:21
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Much of the original content (quests, dungeons, raids, etc.) from each of those old expansions is still available and is still playable. Some exceptions exist; for example, the level 60 version of Naxxramas from version 1.11 is no longer accessible within the game, since it was replaced with the Northrend version in Wrath of the Lich King. Many old quests, NPCs, and zones were removed or redesigned completely when Azeroth was reshaped for Cataclysm. Some things have endured unchanged since their implementation, however (such as most of the Outland content) and that content is mostly still perfectly accessible.

However, wide system-level changes have occurred to the game many times over in the intervening time, and those changes apply to all players, regardless of their level or what expansions they own. For example, the talent system has been redesigned several times over the lifespan of the game, and all characters are subject to the latest version of that system; it's impossible to play the game today using the talent system from an earlier period in time. Similarly, more recent feature additions such as pet battles, achievements, and the dungeon finder are accessible to all characters.

As far as "what content can I play with which expansions," you need to own every expansion in order to level up to the maximum level cap. It is not possible to play through all of the previous content all the way up to the current level cap simply by buying Mists of Pandaria and skipping all previous expansions.

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No, what I mean is that I will buy all the expansions then as I own them can I play all of their content ( that is still available) in the latest expansions which would lead to be mists of pandaria? –  user62943 Dec 2 '13 at 21:27
    
@user62943 I feel like I'm having trouble understanding what you mean by "in the latest expansion," then. If you own those expansions, you can play that old content today, aside from whatever parts of them have been removed, as mentioned in my first paragraph. –  Panic Bomb Dec 2 '13 at 21:29
    
What I mean by the latest expansion is the newest expansion like mists of pandaria is the fourth one today and soon when a new one comes that will be the latest expansion. And what I also mean by my question is that I want to play all the available contents in the previous expansions on the latest one. So if i install the burning crusade,wrath of the lich king, cataclysm and the mists of pandaria, can I play all the expansions content including mists of pandaria on mists of pandaria, so I won't have to keep on reinstallin whenevr I want to play somethin that is only avaible on the other thing –  user62943 Dec 2 '13 at 21:40
    
and by other thing i mean another expansion. sorry I ran out of chatacters :( –  user62943 Dec 2 '13 at 21:41
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You will keep access to the "old content". In fact, you must play through the "old content" in order to level a character, due to the way the "leveling flow" works. You will roughly spend levels 1-60 in the Original areas, then 60-70 in the Burning Crusade areas, then 70-80 in the Wrath of the Lich King areas, then 80-85 in the Cataclysm areas, and then be able to do the Mists of Pandaria areas at 85-90. New expansion races and classes usually start at level 1, so must level through low areas like everyone else (except Death Knights, who start at 50). –  Michael Campbell Dec 3 '13 at 3:13
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This is all really simple.

If you buy the base game...

  • You get all races.

  • You get level 1-60 Cataclysm redone content. You get level 58-70 Burning Crusade content. You get level 68-80 Wrath of LichKing content. You get level 78-85 Cataclysm content.

  • You get all classes except Monk.

If you buy additionally Mists of Pandaria...

  • You get the Monk class.

  • You get level 85-90 Mists of Pandaria content (which is where everyone is now).

You do have to start from level 1 and level all the way through all the content.

Some time in the future, Warlords of Draenor will become available. If you buy that...

  • You get level 90-100 Warlords of Draenor content.

  • You get one levelboost to 90 for a single character.

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You don't "install" expansions; everyone uses the same game client and the same servers regardless of what expansions you have purchased.

Instead, the expansions only unlock the higher level content associated with them.

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